Best Lines from Martial Arts Movies

10 of the Best Lines from Martial Arts Movies

In many ways martial arts movies inspired my career as a martial artist.  When I look back at these movies I laugh at the perfectly cheesy nature of the storylines, dialog and even action scenes.  I recently had a night out with other career martial artists and tears were brought to our eyes when we recalled the movies we felt were the coolest of all time in our younger years (keep in mind we were either in elementary or high school).  So I thought I would share my list of some of the best lines from martial arts movies.

 Big Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton (Kurt Russell): “Like I told my last wife, Honey, I never drive faster than I can see, and besides that, it’s all in the reflexes.”

Incredible Kung Fu Master

Tung Wei: “Kung fu is like eating. Some people like chicken, some duck, some like fish, some like meat, but I like all kinds of good food if it’s edible!

Huang Ha: “You eat shit! You’re like a garbage bin!

Enter the Dragon

Bruce Lee: “Boards don’t hit back.”

Shogun Assassin

Daigoro:  “At night, we make fire, and have our tea, and we listen for the ninja who never makes a sound.”


Xian Chow:  “I tell them you say they no good fighters.. and that they mothers have sex with makes.”

Kill Bill

“What she lacks in age, she makes up for in madness.”


“Revenge is never a straight line.”

Karate Kid

Miyago: “In Okinawa belt mean ‘no need rope to hold up pants.’”


Kris: “Sweep the leg.”

Hard to Kill

Senator: “You can take that to the bank! Storm responds: I’m gonna take you to the book bank!”

The Last Dragon

Sho’nuff : “Kiss my Converse”


Sho’nuff:  “Am I the baddest moo low down around this town?”

Rumble in the Bronx

Ah Keung: “You don’t need diamonds in the bathroom.”

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